The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the seventh and tenth house. In general, it is benefic here, in many cases. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science?’.
Retrograde Mercury in the eighth house of horoscope in Cancer is benefic in many cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope. The concept of a benefic planet turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Mercury in the eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Mercury can render various types of benefits to the native, related to or through his marriage. For example, the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. The native may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. The native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Mercury can help the native achieve success as a teacher, coach, instructor, consultant, therapist, advisor, lawyer, speaker, orator, journalist, blogger, editor, anchor, mathematician, charted accountant, banker, astrologer, psychic, religious guru, preacher, researcher, analyst, professional dealing in education industry, coaching, marketing, advertisement, event management, computer, software, IT, food, health, pharma, fitness, finance, television, music, sports, media, publishing, travel, hotel, airline, telecom, website, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Mercury can help the native achieve success through a creative field as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer with Venus and benefic Sun. Benefic Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Libra, benefic debilitated Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Aries with benefic Ketu; Moon is placed in the third house in Aquarius, and retrograde Mars is placed in the second house in Capricorn. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the eighth house. In this case, the native may become a writer, he may write books, and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the fourth house in Pisces, the equation may become better. The native may engage in book writing, screenwriting and movie direction. He may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several bestselling books, and he may deliver many hit movies as a director. He may receive several awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized creative artists of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
Such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with authority in government as a police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician or some other type of professional. Taking an example, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the seventh and tenth house, and it is placed in the eighth house. If such retrograde Mercury is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to or through his marriage and/or lifespan. Considering marriage, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. Considering lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him, intentionally or unintentionally.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer with Sun and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the second house in Capricorn with debilitated Jupiter; malefic Moon is placed in the first house in Sagittarius, Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio with Saturn; and malefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Gemini. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eighth house whereas Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the second house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness several problems because of some of his siblings, and he may lose one or more siblings to death, before his age of 35/30. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. Considering another probability, he may not get married after his first or second failed marriage. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, in an accident, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, someone may kill him, or he may commit suicide.